Tip: Reader Photo Gallery Cautions

In his latest Editor & Publisher column, Steve Outing comments on some of the recent reader photo galleries published online that have been highlighted on, among other places. He points out that photo editors need to be very careful not to publish photographs that have been faked or modified by tools like photoshop, and passes on some good advice from National Press Photographers Association president Michael Scherer: Learn about the photographer and their experience; require raw files, which are easier to analyze; ask for the images taken immediately before and after the shot you may publish, which could give clues to authenticity.

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